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Mid-Range Gaming Desktop for under $300

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December 15, 2012 11:23:04 PM

My budget is under $300 and I can't afford to pay anymore than that, period. I have very little money. I want to be able to do gaming like fallout 3, skyrim, few dx11 games (not at max settings).

I plan on buying this on newegg. please tell me if this will work.

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DVD Burner:
LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA model GH24NS72 - OEM

Computer Case:
GIGBYTE GZ-F5HEB Black SECC Steel / ABS ATX Mid Tower

Hard drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Internal HDD

Motherboard:
MSI FM2-A55M-E33 FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Power Supply:
Diablotek DA Series PSDA350 350W ATX12V

Memory/RAM:
G.SKILL Value 4gb 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333 Desktop Memory Model

Processor with Integrated GPU:
AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D

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Also if you do manage to make a mid-range desktop gaming machine for same price as above that is better. That would be great. I do not want to buy this then find out one of the parts does not work together or as well...
Help is greatly appreciated.
December 16, 2012 6:02:48 AM

What is your monitor resolution?
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December 16, 2012 6:39:20 AM

Don't get that power supply get one from xfx , corsair , seasonic, PC power and cooling. The corsair 430 watt probably be a good match. And get the fastest ram you can at least 1600 preferably higher it will give you better performance with the apu
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December 16, 2012 6:49:11 AM

$400 is what I would consider the minimum for a computer outright, not fit for more than office applications. I highly doubt that you can build a decent low end gaming rig for $300.

At this budget, get a Playstation 3 or an Xbox 360, or look into second hand options.
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December 16, 2012 7:51:58 AM

I have to agree that $400 is the absolute minimum for a gaming computer, especially if you want something that's "mid-range". Getting a decent CPU and GPU will suck up at least $200 instantly if you wanna be mid-range. A $320 gb hdd is like $55 at least (no point in getting 250gb cuz it costs the same). The case will be $40 or more. Ram will be $35-40 for good, cheap 1333-1600mhz ram. Power supply should always be at least 430w from a reputable brand.

Usually only HTPC's are $300.

I hate to say this though =/. An xbox 360 or ps3 might be a better option.
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December 16, 2012 8:11:35 AM
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February 7, 2013 3:09:50 AM

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